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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 435–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Narahashi’s ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’                                                                            (photograph, 2001) . . . under water, sinking, eyes closed, listening to the voices the sea, hopeful not to drown remembering, arms wide, mantra: the body...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Myriam J. A. Chancy Copyright © 2011 by Smith College 2011 MYRIAM J.A. CHANCY Under/Water MemoriaDl ay7 May317 2010 Forthedeparted ForHatti Andin referenctoe AsakoNarahashi'shalfawakeandhalfasleepin thewater' (photoBraph2,001) underwater, sinking, eyes closed, listening to the voices the sea...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 41–66.
Published: 01 March 2002
... ultimate goal is to highlight growing tensions between traditional African matriarchitarianism and new counter-forces, such as Mammy Water. Using three examples of traditional organizations of women's cultures that embody matriarchitarianism, I argue that feminism and these traditions of organized women's...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the events that led to her dislocation from her Sikh family and community and relocation as a Muslim within the same rural village in what became Pakistan. Monochromatic images of these events, dominated by images of water in a well, are presented as flashbacks. Ayesha's husband is now dead, and she...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Marilyn Chin Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 TAKE A LEFT AT THE WATERS MarilynChin OF SAMSARA There is a bog of sacred water Behind a hedgerow of wild madder Near the grave of my good mother Tin cans blossom there The rust shimmers like amber A diorama of green gnats...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the late 1960s and 1970s, Mink challenged the use of the Pacific lands, waters, and peoples as sites of military experimentation, subject to nuclear and chemical testing as well as war games. Mink’s political worldview, shaped by her experiences and understanding of the interconnectedness between human...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of water and other visual cues within Lemonade, I find that Beyoncé advocates for transformed social relations which blossom from healthier modes of relating to oneself and others, an endeavor that has material value in the #BlackLivesMatter era. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 black women...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario 6 Reyes, “Midwives at Dakota Access Resistance Camps.” 5 Carolina Reyes, “Midwives at Dakota Access Resistance Camps.” 4 UNICEF, “Deepening Water Crisis in Yemen amid Severe Fuel Shortages,” available at https://www.unicefusa.org/press/releases/deepening...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 36–40.
Published: 01 March 2002
... for snowflakes to cover the stage between us. We were falling and fixed, drinking fruit: crushed ice, orange juice, over-ripe bananas. Oh Angela! Dark heart darkening the bitter water. Your hand cresting across my hip, nipples breaking the water, a pair oflilies, rising. Is that really what I would say? Seaweed...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
... remember the first time I pretended to be her. I was eight years old, and I was on my way to the water to think. I used to spend every summer on my paternal grandmother's farm in Lexington, South Carolina. Marie "Red" Anderson, my dear sweet grandmother, was a big brown woman with a face full of freckles...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... herself by breathing. by being totorobonsu in the deep. boda became. old as ocean. wise as whale. black as undrowned sun. bold as what we been through. totorobonsu. put your forehead in the water. she will show you. here i am. 1 8 natural : Wynter (1982, 26). Works Cited Wynter...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... from the hearth made the itching worse. Later, when he sat down for his dinner, he said, “Before you go to the river tomorrow, smear some mustard oil on your body.” It worked. The itching stopped. Next morning, when I emerged from the waters, I felt like the water-fairy: the jal kuwori who could...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 440–445.
Published: 01 October 2023
... and what to leave behind, and I will tell you about the intimacy and intrusion of searching migrant bodies and belongings. I will tell you about how I learned that folding clothes is an act of dignity. Before they arrived at the deep spaces where land and water form natural borders they transited...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 195–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in Kenya, the United States and Germany. As I was growing up, I witnessed forests being cleared and replaced by commercial plantations, which destroyed local biodiversity and the capacity of the forests to conserve water. Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, In 1977, when we started the Green Belt Movement...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 69–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Karen An-Hwei Lee Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 KAREN AN-HWEI LEE CarinBfoAr notheWr oman 1. Desireunderstooidn theabsencoefconventionaelxpression. Of hidden trauma, one imagines a map to see water routes in another soul, to decipher silence through indirect speech, motion of her...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 146–156.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the shallow waters of the bay. Farther west, past another residence, was a saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court, and a modest wooden clubhouse that boasted the only bowling alley on the island. The land around the bay was parched, but it was suitable for the sisal plants that thrived in the dusty soil...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the mud invaded the house. Water filled up just up to here [her shins]. We could 150 MERIDIANS 11:1 never find a place to sleep. Ifit rained, we had to stay the whole night standing. That's why we looked for another shelter, another camp. This is my third camp. It's better, but it's still not normal...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of the young Japanese women composed as statues. They drape themselves around the Roman pool and drink green tea iced like the wash cloths they press to close cleansed pores. Expectations are flawlessly met as a foot extended into the perfect water. They have worked hard for this beauty package, these office...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... was as intrigued about the transformation of people in that religious context as I was with the church I grew up in. Because you could see people during the week who were selling water on the street, who were machann [market vendors]. But then in both spaces [the church and the peristil ], they suddenly take...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 49–63.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on mats, sang of grace that slips through black water to a country that has no shore. Howeverhardyourow,Jehovah isa sunwithoutsource. Hewill.floodyouwith li9ht. At your open grave three priests beckoned me. The oldest child, I had to cover your eyes. I bent over your body, drew out pale muslin, folded...